Benalla Ensign
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Well deserved

Three Benalla students have been awarded a You’ve Got What It Takes ‘‘Weary’’ Dunlop Award.. Each year State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan offers the award to schools across her electorate.. The award is in honour of

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Benalla Ensign
Jan 18 2018
Sport

Johnson has high hopes for Saints

The new Benalla Saints president aims to see the club become an integral part of the community.. Lloyd Johnson was named the new club president on December11 at the Saints annual general meeting, after having been involved with junior football in

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Fraser Walker...
Jan 18 2018
News

All roads lead to Benalla

Here’s how the phone call went between Down Under somewhere in rural Victoria to a home in London, ancient capital of the Empire.. Me: ‘‘Hey mum, I’m so happy, I got a job as a journalist.’’. Mum

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Benalla Ensign
Jan 18 2018
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Dairy

Ready for the big time

Young exhibitor Mitchell Burgoine will be launching into the big league at International Dairy Week, with his own Brown Swiss heifer.. The 16-year-old Rochester student is keen to do more in the show ring, and has purchased embryos from Canada that

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Shepparton News
Jan 22 2018
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Water report: Disappointment universal

Disappointment has greeted the publication of a new water report which has found that more water could be transferred from agriculture to the Murray Darling river system.. Ernst and Young delivered the report in December and the federal government

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Shepparton News
Jan 22 2018
Dairy

Checking out the competition

The Macadams from Merrigum like to know how their Ayrshires are shaping up compared to other dairy cattle.. Bill Macadam has been breeding Ayrshires since about 1986 and appreciates them for their generally quiet temperament and moderate size

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Shepparton News
Jan 22 2018
Viticulture

Heatwave conditions last weekend

Many places in our region have been in a grip of heatwave conditions with maximum temperatures exceeding 40 degrees on 3 successive days to last weekend.. At the same time unsettled, stormy conditions have affected mainly the northern regions of W

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Peter Nelson
Jan 22 2018
News

Boot camps to boost young farmers’ skills

Young farmers from across the Mallee, Wimmera and south-west Victoria are being encouraged to sign up for two-day intensive business boot camps in February and March.. The Young Farmer Business Boot Camp program combines expert presentations and

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Shepparton News
Jan 22 2018
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Heat greets visitors to 2018 Dairy Week

International Dairy Week exhibitors were fighting the heat yesterday as they prepared their cows for competition.. Temperatures at Tatura Park reached 41°C as cows were washed and groomed in preparation for a hectic five days of competition

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Shepparton News
Jan 22 2018
Cropping

Tractors get technology boost

John Deere has introduced its latest advanced guidance and machine data sharing technology with the addition of three new AutoTrac applications and a new In-Field Data Sharing application for its Generation 4 Displays.. AutoTrac Turn Automation

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Shepparton News
Jan 22 2018
News

Punching above their weight

Years back, the role of farmer’s workhorse was taken over by the dirt bike. Then came the quad.. Today, UTVs are hard to beat for this role.. They more than pull their weight in the utility stakes by combining the mobility of dirt bikes and

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Shepparton News
Jan 21 2018
Dairy

Building up cow comfort

The ability to produce high volumes of milk relies on a number of factors, and one major contributor is the happiness and comfort of your cows.. Bringing cows under shelter is improving their comfort levels and resulting in increased milk yields

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Shepparton News
Jan 21 2018
Dairy

Value-add with Wagyu

Dairy Beef Alliance is encouraging farmers to explore adding Wagyu to their Holstein herds to further grow the value of their herd.. General manager Peter Wilkinson said the market for Wagyu beef was growing rapidly and dairy farmers were playing

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Shepparton News
Jan 21 2018
Dairy

Index is a step closer

Webber Quantitative Consulting was recently announced as the successful bidder for a government tender to build an Australian dairy industry index.. The UDV said the end of the tender process for the Commodity Milk Price Index represented a step

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Shepparton News
Jan 21 2018
News

Farm deaths spike in...

A total of 14 people died in on-farm incidents last year, the worst figures in more than a decade, leaving WorkSafe Victoria pleading with people to improve safety at work.. The statistics come after a tragic start to the year following the death of

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2018
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Aussie Muslims demonised - Islamic council

The leader of Australia's peak Muslim body says Australia has a history of demonising groups and Muslims are simply the current targets of this practice.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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Audit raises problems with 2016 election

The auditor-general has uncovered a raft of problems with the handling of the 2016 federal election.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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API shares slide on HY profit fall warning

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries says its half-year profit will be down nine per cent compared to a year ago, while full-year profit will be marginally up.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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PM's $60m plan to save Great Barrier Reef

Malcolm Turnbull has announced a $60 million plan to save the Great Barrier Reef which is under threat from mass bleaching.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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Kidman emotional after SAG win

Nicole Kidman says Hollywood actresses have proven they are potent and viable over the age of 40.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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White doves fly for Jessica Falkholt

Relatives and friends of Australian actor Jessica Falkholt have released white doves during a service in Sydney to lay the 29-year-old to rest.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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Court considers fate of Xenophon colleague

The political fate of former Nick Xenophon Team senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore should become clearer this week.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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No comment on SA plan for electric cars

British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta is said to be planning to build electric cars in the state's former Holden factory but has offered no comment.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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Sixteen hurt in Richmond train accident

Fifteen people have been taken to hospital after being injured when a Sydney train hit a rail buffer at Richmond Station in the city's northwest.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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Kogan reports record December quarter

Kogan.com's founder and chief executive Ruslan Kogan says his online retail business has had a record December sales season.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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Xenophon picks up high-profile candidates

SA Best leader Nick Xenophon has picked up two high-profile mayors to run for his party at the March state election.

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AAP News
Jan 22 2018
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